ELP Program Dates

The English Language Program offers seven sessions per year.

New students are welcome to join any of these sessions. Our sample study plans will help you to choose the session that best meets your needs.

If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact the ELP Admissions Coordinator.

 

2018 Program Dates

  • Session
  • First Day of Class
  • Last Day of Class
  • Placement Test Date(s)
  • Orientation
  • Add/Drop
  • Withdrawal
  • Vacation Days
  • Summer I
    (12 weeks)
  • May 21
  • August 10
  • May 15
  • May 17
  • May 21
  • July 6
  • May 28
    July 4
  • Summer II
    (8 weeks**)
  • June 25
  • August 17
  • June 19
  • June 21
  • June 25
  • July 27
  • July 4
  • Fall I
    (16 weeks)
  • August 23
  • December 18
  • August 13*
    August 15
  • August 20
  • August 29
  • November 2
  • Sept. 3
    Oct.18-19
    Nov. 21-23
  • Fall II 2018
    (12 weeks)
  • September 20
  • December 18
  • September 17
  • September 19
  • September 20
  • November 8
  • Oct. 18-19
    Nov. 21-23


*This test date is reserved for conditionally admitted students only.

**Students may take no more than 12-14 credits in an 8-week term.

 

2019 Program Dates

  • Session
  • First Day of Class
  • Last Day of Class
  • Placement Test Date(s)
  • Orientation
  • Add/Drop
  • Withdrawal
  • Vacation Days
  • Spring I
    (16 weeks)
  • January 14
  • May 10
  • January 7*
    January 8
  • January 10
  • January 20
  • March 22
  • January 21
    March 5-9
    May 1
  • Summer I
    (12 weeks)
  • May 20
  • August 9
  • May 14
  • May 16
  • May 20
  • July 5
  • May 27
    July 4
  • Summer II
    (8 weeks**)
  • June 24
  • August 16
  • June 18
  • June 20
  • June 24
  • July 26
  • July 4


*This test date is reserved for conditionally admitted students only.

**Students may take no more than 12-14 credits in an 8-week term.

 


Sample Study Plans

Example 1

Students who plan to first complete the ELP and then to study in an academic program (undergraduate or graduate) at VCU should consider starting classes during the Fall I, Spring I, or Summer I sessions, that match with the university’s academic calendar.

ELP Sample Study Plans 

Note:  The results of the initial placement test decide in which level a student will begin his or her studies and will determine his or her graduation date from the program.

 

Example 2

The Summer II (8-week) session is ideal for anyone who only has a short length of time to improve his or her English skills for recreational purposes or professional development.